Hello everyone and welcome to today's webinar from the Lower Alliance on cloud based IoT solutions for sustainable buildings. It is my pleasure to be with you here today along with some fantastic speakers from Delora alliance and our ecosystem. Before we get started and today's webinar, just want to go over a few housekeeping notes. This webcast is being streamed and it is using your audio from the computer, so there's no dial in. You can't hear the audio. Obviously you're all experienced. Check your speakers, see what's going on and then you'll be right as rain. However, if you are experiencing lag or any other weird issues with the streaming, go ahead and push F5 on your keyboard to refresh the page. That usually corrects any issues that we experience. There will be a live Q&A session at the. End of this webinar, so please make sure to submit your questions through the Q&A box on your screen. You can download the slides from the resources area on the console and about 24 to maybe 48 hours after the webinar, there will be an on-demand version of this available for you. For your colleagues who missed today's show. So let's meet the speakers. As I said, I'm Derek Wallace. I am the vice president of marketing for the lower alliance. I will be your moderator and host today. And we have some great speakers that you see here, Andy Schmool, Violetta, Jack, Camille and Frederick. And Alex introduced them a little bit more as we go into today's program. So. Let's talk about smart buildings, in fact, sustainable smart buildings, and why lower land is so such a good and almost perfect technology to enable these smart, sustainable building. So this page really goes into quite a lot of information and I may not get to everything here, but keep reading as I talk and you'll understand that Laura Wynne has several characteristics of really make it ideal for smart, sustainable buildings. It has amazing power consumption performance, which is ideal for battery powered devices. This is really important for sustainable building. Using sensors to collect that data so you can have smart stable buildings is very important and battery battery operated sensors. Are cheap because you can put them anywhere in the building and with Laura Wines, ability to penetrate and reach through objects to get that data. That battery consumption allows you to put those sensors, and all kinds are hard to reach locations be a way up in a ceiling, embedded in the wall, embedded underground in the basement. Those battery operated sensors can last for many years without needing to be replaced. Laura also has firmware over the update that firmware over there update capabilities where you can send updates to those sensors without needing to touch them. So that combination really lends itself to smart, sustainable buildings. For all number of different use cases. Lower when is also with its ability with public, private and hybrid network options gives you the capability to retrofit buildings so you don't need to worry about only new builds for sustainable buildings. You can easily retrofit utilizing Lora Wan and Laura wants sensors and these buildings wherever they are, whether it's Greenfield or brownfield. Moreland is an open and non proprietary international standard. It is managed by the lower light. It is been recognized as the December 2021 as an ITU standard, which you see as ITUT specification Y .4480. Lower rent, lower land is long range, but not only is it long range, it has incredible link budget, which means it can penetrate those hard to reach places and you can cover, you know, a building with very few gateways that are inexpensive and connect to thousands of sensors throughout that building. So there are other reasons and I wasn't able to get through all of it, but there's a lot of good features and characteristics of Laura Wamp that make it ideal for smart. And when you combine lower Wan for the IoT side, gathering that information, that data with cloud computing, you have a really good combination that really enables smart sustainable buildings to proliferate to support all those different use cases. IT obviously is changing the the game when it comes to the built environment. It makes data collection, especially with lower line, really simple and easy. And for some of the reasons that you see here, cloud computing, though Laura Wang, can gather data locally and you don't need the cloud. Cloud computing really enables scalability and lets your data be mobile. It can really speed your time to market. It's very cost effective and there's so much security that isn't about computing that your applications and your data is secure. There are other reasons, but I will leave it to there so that I can go ahead and introduce today's first speaker. It is my pleasure to introduce Andy Slope, director of customer success at Object Spectrum. At object Spectrum, Andy supports goals of creating custom IoT solutions of the highest quality with the fastest time to development at the lowest possible cost, leveraging their award-winning Prism software suite. Andy, over to you. Thanks. I appreciate the opportunity to speak today. To start off, I wanted to give you some context about what we do at object spectrum. We developed turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things, which is deploying, managing and licensing virtually everything you need to do to launch cloud scale IoT solutions. Our customers are typically adding in IoT capability to an existing product. Or bringing a new connected product to market. And in the context of smart buildings, an example of a customer is a OEM who's bringing a smart plumbing solution to the market. So that is object spectrums customer rather than the facilities manager or building owner. As we work in the space and deploy these solutions, wanted to highlight some of the challenges that we've seen. One of course is building infrastructure. A component of that is new buildings versus existing buildings. And often new buildings if the smart building. Implementation is top of mind. Things can be done during construction, but there are some challenges with outfitting those existing buildings with the right technology. You're going to hear more about this from our speakers today. There's a very diverse set of use cases. Everything from energy management to water management, indoor air quality, and many others, and this presents some challenges as well. There's a complexity with network connectivity and hardware selection. Oftentimes, selection is driven by. Technologies that are familiar. And sometimes the familiarity can lead to the wrong choices. Implementation costs versus perceived benefits. Often the implementation is sized in terms of return on investment. With some hard costs and some very tangible benefits, but I think. OK, implementers need to be aware of some of the intangible benefits. One of them that many of us have heard is that a healthy building. Often gives us healthy employees. Which can. Influence productivity. Buy versus build for software, there's certainly a. Instance where it's OK to buy. Your software, but if you are going to build something. There's a lot of complexity in doing that. And when you choose a partner in that effort? Need to make sure that you have. A software capability that allows for a good proof of concept within a short period of time and then also. For your ultimate solution, you need something that is rapid development. Cost effective. And then gives you a wide range of custom. Options to make sure that that product for your OEM is distinguishable from other products in the market. Off the shelf versus custom devices. Uh, we generally steer our customers towards off the shelf. Obviously it's the quickest way to do things. Even if they're off the shelf device only provides. Possibly 75 to 80% of the capabilities. It's a good place to start, often with proof of concept. And a custom device can be pursued later on. And then of course, as we all know, security and privacy are. Major challenges to make sure that that job gets done correctly. We're big fans of Laura win. Derek talked a little bit about some of the lower managed vantages. I'll just hit on some of those little bit. From our perspective that's debility to deploy a private dedicated network in a defined area. It's an entirely different technology that uses different frequencies without sharing other IT infrastructure, and it's often a better fit than Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even some cellular technologies for the use case. Gateways installed in a multi Storey building can give coverage on multiple floors. We've seen 8 to 10 floors of coverage from single gateway and when you think about how these multi Storey buildings are constructed, that's impressive. Any device can communicate with any gateway and range, so that creates a high availability, high reliability network. And you can create diverse backhaul. Using wired and possibly multiple wireless carriers, which gives you. A even more reliable implementation. And then the things that go along with Laura, when it's an inherently secure protocol with end to end standards based encryption, it's not IP based, which means it can't be hacked via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. And then there's a large ecosystem of hardware companies. How does this fit together? On the left there's a high level diagram course of a building with some smart capabilities highlighted. We've got everything you know, from indoor air quality to energy management, water management, many of the other things that you may have heard about. All of these together can give you a truly sustainable implementation. Now along with that, the way we see the implementation. From a technical perspective this group really into four categories, security, devices, data and interface. We've already mentioned that security is inherent with Laura Wynn. Of course, there are other aspects of security with regard to your application. Access control or for who can access the system. Access the data authentication. Key management. Obviously we need to encrypt data both in transit and at rest. And then the ability to audit your security adequately. And to provide alerts when that security. Is compromised or lacking. First we have devices. Getting devices out there, provisioning them, managing those devices as they operate in the field. From the beginning right through till decommissioning. Monitoring that those devices are doing what they what they're supposed to do. There's a functionality sometimes referred to as watchdog, and that is something we provide. That basically checks on a device that hasn't been responding for a period of time to ensure that there's nothing wrong with it. And maintenance. Jared talked a little bit about updates firmware over the year, of course, and in some instances implementing some control or actuation in response to the data that's ingested. And then we've got data, of course. With this we're talking about time series data and a high level time series data. Is. You know data that comes in stamped with the date and time that the particular reading was done. So here. Gathering temperature data every 5 minutes. That's an example of time series data. With time series data, you need to be able to write high volumes of data to the data store and make them in many cases instantly available. You also need to. Provide the ability to effectively query the data. And then most of the data needs to be transformed in some way. So the capability to do that's essential and also the capability to do that. With large volumes. And also, you need to be able to evict data at a rapid rate if that's necessary. Also have interfaces. Interfaces are important, visualization very important to make sure that your product is looks good and it's differentiable and then also being able to integrate things like artificial intelligence and weather data for example. To make a full robust application. A couple of solutions we built for our OEM customers. We've employed dozens of those. One is smart plumbing and water management where we monitor the temperature, pressure and flow within a building. We also deploy leak detection sensors and then the valves that are installed are smart valves that are able to be controlled remotely, obviously to turn the water off in the event of an emergency. We also have an indoor air quality implementation where we monitor things like humidity, temperature, CO2 and volatile organic compounds and also particulate matter. In a similar way, we provide ventilation control in order to respond to levels that are unhealthy and to make changes within the indoor environment. And thanks again for the opportunity to speak and I'll turn it back over. Thank you very much, Andy. It was pleasure to hear from you. And now I will introduce our next speaker or speakers from activity and guests. So first we have Schmutz Solomon, who is the enterprise channel sales manager at activity and activity is a world leader in connectivity solutions that enable organic growth for widespread deployments for sustainable buildings and beyond. Smaller well showcase actually solutions that can connect buildings, facilities, cities through any type of connectivity. Restoral satellite community enterprise, for example. The pain point they solve is connectivity anywhere, anytime for mass IoT deployment. And Schmuel has invited Camille Vero, customer success manager, customer success manager at Edwina and Frederick Westman, co-founder and business development at sensitive, to present with him. So, Shmuel, I'll hand it over to you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Hi. Let me start with a short introduction of myself and the activity. So my name is Mel Solomon, I'm a sales manager working in activity based in Paris. About activities or activity is a software company providing IoT network connectivity. If you know a little bit about the law, one topology. So we are, we are the middleware, we are in between. We glue the physical world, the sensors. And people through application dashboards. So if you wish, we are the mediation layer. We also provide IoT geolocation solutions to our subsidiary company. Together with my partners Adonis and sensitive, which you will meet in a second, we will present to you our solutions for building owners and property managers who need applications like air quality monitoring, office space optimization and so forth to monitor and manager and manage both their fix and mobile assets in buildings everywhere, anytime. But first, a focus on activity, global connectivity. So in. In previous years, I would say smart building installations were done more locally in a smaller scale. Nowadays we see the increased increasing deployment of small building IoT solutions happening worldwide and on a much larger scale. On one hand, you have the IoT device manufacturers like sensitive and Adonis their needs. They need to provide global connectivity solutions beyond their main region of operations. And without the hassle of sharing device credentials or activation with each network individually. On the other hand, you have the building and facility managers. Who look for simple low-cost operated quality IoT solution. They also look for organic growth like growing from one building to several ones or even to a larger deployment in a city scale type of deployment, all in the purpose to enable widespread deployments. And leverage their network investment with additional use cases. Maybe like asset tracking for mobile, mobile assets? The solution to these challenges of a device manufacturer and operators of buildings and facility managers is through activity connectivity, who provide smart building operators with public, private and community level one networks. We also provide a unique capability that seamlessly. Aggregated them, allowing building operators to collect and process data. Easily everywhere and anytime. Activity networks aggregation covers both mobile assets and fixed ones of multinational small building providers whose devices are operated across multiple countries. In addition to public to public IoT network peering, we also offer public to private and private to private network peering as you can see here on this slide. In this slide basically you can clearly see the already in place, I would say different type of IoT networks. Into interoperable through activity networks, so. This is the backbone. Some call it roaming if you are from the Mobile World and it's easy. It is if it's easier definition. This global connectivity allows smart building sensors like the ones from Adonis and sensitive and trackers from Abby Way, for example, to be activated and operated anytime in a seamless manner, even on hosted networks. And even if they are used in in, I would say in deep indoor hard to reach locations inside buildings. Thank you. So this was about activity and connectivity. I now hand over to kami from Adonis. Thank you very much. Hi everyone. I'm very happy to be here and thank you activity for your kind invitation. And my name is Kenny and I'm customer success manager at Adonis, which is a French IoT manufacturer. Mission at Adonis is to support buildings in their digitalization thanks to IoT devices to reach more energy performance, more comfort and a better maintenance. And together with activity who brings connectivity in buildings, we enable lots of things. So you have here, you can see here a picture of all we can do in buildings. And there are three main topics. The first is. To monitor energy consumptions and then to identify areas for energy savings such as electricity, water and gas, and we have a wide range, wider range of sensors that you can plug to your counters. Secondly, we have sensors to ensure that all your equipments works correctly. For example, that's your ventilations works, your domestic hot water and that's all your equipments are in the good status. Also we have sensor to ensure that there is no water leaking in the important places such as data centers and all of that with the goal to improve the maintenance. Option building. And finally we have a sensors to improve users comforts and the thanks to temperature, humidity, CO2, TVOC of Pines particles and light sensors. So speaking about comfort of users and indoor air quality. When you when you speak about this, this topics, it's often, it's often means over ventilation. I mean that's when you have a bad air quality, you want to ventilate all the time. So finally we can quickly find ourselves in a situation where Iraq goes against the energy issues of your building. And therefore, our vision at Adonis is to consider IQ as a global issue for your building, and to make it a level for energy optimization. By ventilating at the right time, meaning when people are actually in the building. And this is a. Very. Current concern with the rise of, you know, Flex office and Home Office and you never know how many people are in the building. So that's why we. And that's why we built arrange dedicated to Iraq, including sensors and also including platform. So it includes our CO2, temperature, tvoc and light sensors, but also our delta P which measures the operation of your ventilation system and helps to prevent filter clogging. All this information communicates with activity network and we gather it on our clouds. And we compute some indicators for CO2 and equality, and we also have an application. Or for data visualization visualization which is called demo and it's enables to see if your your CO2 and indoor air quality values. But there's so can be interfaced with any building management management systems and other third party applications. BMS Systems enables to turn on or turn off your ventilation according to the level of CO2 and temperature and so on. So I would be very pleased to speak with you with of all that subjects and speaking about the occupancy in buildings, I think that our next speaker Frederick will learn us a lot of things. Thank you. My name is Freddie Westman. I'm one of the founders of sensitive. We're a Swedish OT provider and working with the largest municipalities, cities and utilities. And we are. 100 different use cases with buildings, real estates, with the utility providers and ranging from. Discount embassy to ventilation and control and energy management to even smart farming solutions. Today I want to focus on the office optimization that we have been working on building together with activity. Office of this optimization is driven by of course, COVID the post COVID when people are getting back to offices and being able to provide data and knowledge about which tasks are being used and in order to optimize it. In fact, every desk costs around 8 to $10,000 per year. So there's many reasons for understanding and getting the insights about which tests are being used in order to optimize it. The second driver is of course energy consumption and impact of being able to optimize ventilation heating based on utilization. The tool and the solution is based on the hardware and together with activity communication. In connectivity our sensor, the strip sensor is extremely thin so it's placed under the desk where it doesn't have to be seen with an active air sensor with sense if someone is sitting at the desk and being able to as well to provide a clean desk functionality when on demand service. And. So. Of course, together with all of the power of Laura Wong. We are able to provide a sensor with great functionality. With the sensitive, we also strong believer at about the sign and for us the best design is that it blends in. So that's why the strip sensor is extremely thin. So we can be mounted even invisibly between the frame of the door or frame of the window and the window itself. So the best sensors with the blending design and we have different functionalities with the strips family ranging from window and door sensors, open and close humidity, temperature, water leak, detection light and of course the active IR presence sensor for desk occupancy. So all of the strip sensor have the 10 year battery lifetime has the power of Laura, one with long range and great functionality. And all of the strips sensors are also supported by the activity, platform and connectivity. So with that, I'll lead over to the next speaker. Thank you very much. Great. Thank you very much to Shmoop, Camille and Frederick for your sharing the information. And I just love the international aspect of today's webinar with people from all over the world showing lower when enabling smart building solutions globally. It's fantastic. And in fact, it continues with our next speaker. My pleasure to introduce Violetta Mitzvah. She is the co-founder and chief commercial officer at M. Where she is responsible for providing scalable, IoT, energy efficient and innovative solutions to corporate, multinational and governments with the focus on fighting the energy crisis and achieving their longer term DSG goals. Violetta, over to you. Hi, everyone. Nice to meet you all there. Thanks for the introduction. And yes, you're right, I think we continue on the spree of internationality here. We have installed buildings in over 26 countries, mostly in Europe at the moment and we're looking forward to work with any building managers and operators around the globe. But essentially we are hardware and software manufacturer and similar to others, we work both on the sensor side, on the hardware side where we focus not only on sensors. But also actuators, and I'm going to explain a different shortly. We also do our own platform and the software and offering where you can represent the data, analyze it and get reporting and help your ERG reporting as well. But we're also very open as Laura one is very open system and we work with over 20 Laura one network server providers that allow us to connect our sensors to any platform. So essentially we don't lock customers with our software offering. At the end, we are happy to integrate with any other IoT platform of choice or even building. Management systems, if this is what the client is used to or likes to use on, on every single building in terms of the ranges, we focused on sustainability issues as we are sustainable ourselves. From the design of every single hardware, the plastic we use and the recycling part of the boxing into the end use of the devices, we care about sustainability and EG a lot. So essentially we focus on energy efficiency, water loss prevention. So it's always a sensor and an actuator that can stop the use of of the the leak of water, for example. And we also focus on indoor air quality, similar to Adonis. We think that there's always a link between good ventilation and useless ventilation. So essentially a building should be always optimized that you have both health and energy in mind. In terms of the benefits for end customers and and they're quite a few on the energy side, just with one simple actuator, which is Vicki, it's a smart TV for radiators. We managed to save between 15 and 35% of the energy consumption and the equivalent CO2 emissions before they actually get emitted. With the systems that we have in place be for air quality, energy efficiency or even water, we managed to reduce the maintenance by 85%. So there is no manual intervention with any of the sensors since you can access them anywhere from the IT platform and essentially the data you get is data that's very usable for egg. So it's data insights into the use of the building, humidity, temperature savings and and this can be used for better occupants experience, but also reporting. And we benefit a lot from the Lorawan connectivity since it allows us to have 10 years of battery life and that. Have helped us to increase the value for all our installations and basically the return investment is within the first year of operations especially. With increasing prices and long heating seasons. I think, I think it is very scary for a lot of our customers. When we start, we go through a lot of explanation and a journey from typical building management systems into IT. But it's very simple to start with. Essentially the way it works is we have the sensors and actuators in the building. We have a gateway that can be from any gateway provider. For example, tech telecom afterwards has some pretty good gateways. Then all the data gets transmitted through someone. Like utility trip stack or TI or care link into an IoT platform, this IoT platform can be our own, can be your own, can be any other art platform out there or building management system. What this immediately allows buildings to do is make them smart. What does it essentially mean is that you control the energy consumption together with air quality. It gives you an ease of control and remote management from anywhere and introduces the maintenance required. It allows you to do predictive maintenance based on the data from the sensors. Is a very scalable solution since it's independent of the building type and the building management system you have in place. And with all the benefits of Laura one and the long battery life and the fact that you actually have one of calls for hardware and some recurrent costs for the software, you get a very quick return on investment. I think the types of buildings there is no limit to that and I think Frederick mentioned hundreds of cases, but it is really any building in the world with governments we mostly work on. Hospitals, care homes, schools. On the private side we have offices, shared offices, a lot of buildings that are official and and national heritage buildings, even because they're very old. And on the other side, we also work with telecoms and utilities on the B2B2C end where they provide energy efficiency as a service for their end customers. So essentially we're not optimizing one house or one villa, but we're looking for blocks of flats, multi Storey building where the installation is done for every single tenant for large landlords in Germany for example right now. I will focus on maybe just a few, maybe two or three of the key sensors that we have, because they're not just sensors, they're actuators. So one is Vicki. Vicki is the first Laura one TV is not only the first Laura one TV, but it's the first one with water, which allows you firmware update over the air. So you always have the latest features in this device once you install it. It has internal digital temperature sensor and humidity sensor and it allows you not only to get the data for temperature, humidity but to control it without intervening with the radiator. So essentially it allows you to put schedules in place. It can be work, work, work, day holiday. It could be mostly on hours and occupancy based and this allows you to lock the schedules or even give manual control to the tenants so you always know if you want to feedback or you want a local schedule and have more savings. But even just reducing the temperature at night in many offices and public buildings, it allows you to save 5 to 10% from from this loan without having to do anything. It allows you to also have automatic features like open window detection so once you ventilating a room with air quality, you don't have to manually rotate the valve back on, it will be off and on based on the schedules you put in place. The other interesting device that is not common on the market, I'm just focusing on the ones that you have not seen or there are no other manufacturers offering. This is the water leak detection and shuttle valve. So we compare this with any flood sensor in the world and it's a battery operated device that allows you to shut off the water supply in a building immediately. This allows you to prevent loss from. Leakages and it allows you to control the water supply in the building. It's very configurable because it has two sensors, internal and external temperature sensor, and it's important for Legionella and other diseases that, for example, hospitals track. And the third one is slightly different from the regular CO2 sensor that everyone knows. Obviously we have the regular sensor which has a traffic light which shows you whether it's safe to work in a specific environment or to study in a specific environment. We can link that with the radiator TRV, but essentially the new one is one-of-a-kind controller. So it's again an actuator. It allows you to control the temperature, so let's say the radiators. But it also shows you the AQI data, so it will show you quality of the air, VOC, temperature, light motion, and humidity. With this, I'm passing on to the next speaker and I thank you for your attention and look forward to connecting with all of you. Thank you very much, Violetta. And everyone, just remember, please send your questions then for the Q&A portion of today's webinar utilizing the Q&A box. And now I will go ahead and introduce our last but certainly not least speaker Helling from Canada. So again, more international diversity. I would like to introduce Jack Stewart, who is the business Development Director at Tech Telecom. He's based in Calgary. He Jack is constantly seeking to understand real problems being faced by the market today and uncover the innovative ways that I, OT and Laura Wang can be implemented to help individuals and businesses improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs with simple to deploy lower wind solutions. So Jack over to you. All right. Thank you very much for the introduction, Derek. I appreciate that. This has been an excellent webinar so far. Just as a quick introduction, as Derek mentioned that my name is Jack Stewart and I'm a business development director at Tech Telec. I'm delighted to join this webinar today to discuss how Lorawan is helping to solve some real challenges here in the smart building space, and I'm happy to provide some insight into. Some of the solutions being offered today by Tech Telic. Before we dive into it though, I'd just like to stress that our goal at Tech Telic and the goal of many of the partners in the lowland ecosystem is to solve real problems with practical, easy to deploy solutions that are designed with the end user in mind. So when we develop IoT solutions at Tech Telic, we do so with the assumption that the person deploying and operating the solution will not necessarily be an engineer. But rather a facility manager or a building operator or an IT administrator, you know, something like that. And the solution needs to be designed in such a way that they can deploy the sensors, plug in the gateway and it just works. Which is a mantra that we've adopted at Tech Telic and strive hard to achieve with every problem that we solve and every solution that we develop. Now that being said, I'd like to introduce you to some of the smart building solutions that we have developed that Tekelec to help solve the problems that have been brought to us by our customers. So the first one is our end to end meeting room booking solution called tempo. Tempo is an end to end Lorawan solution designed to seamlessly manage and monitor your company's meeting room bookings and room utilization. We have combined a low power E ink display tablet with our widely deployed vivid Lorawan sensor to provide real time insight into the occupancy status of a certain meeting room. And what this does is it. Allows enterprises to gain valuable insight into room utilization, but also optimize the efficiency of their meeting room spaces. The solution is completely wireless, making it simple to deploy by anybody without any sort of wiring or retrofitting needed. All you need to do is just mount the tablet, mount the sensor, and it just works. Tempo is fully integrated with the most common meeting room booking platforms out there, so Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar, which allows data to flow from these platforms through Laura Wan to the tablet, showing real-time room available room availability. The booking status and the two way communication capabilities of Laura Wen also allows users to book a vacant room right at the tablet, and that information will flow up into the network to show others that the room is now booked. The vivid sensor which can be paired with it contains a PIR or passive infrared lens for occupancy detection and this can determine if there's anybody actually physically present in the room. So for example, let's say a room is booked, but you know 5 minutes into the meeting, the meeting time, the room is still vacant. A message will be sent from the application to the meeting organizer saying, hey, you know, you've you've booked this room, there doesn't appear to be anybody there and it will give them the option to. Cancel the booking, which of course opens the room up for somebody else. There's also a full-featured application in the background which collects data about room utilization. So, for example, you know how often rooms are booked, how often rooms are occupied, how often rooms are vacant. And this can be very, very valuable information for making decisions about space allocation or you know, even HVAC, lighting, or even cleaning optimization. And then finally, you know the beauty of using a Lorawan solution here is, is of course the low power advantage of the technology which which allows for a full year of battery life for the display tablet and up to five years of battery life for the for the occupancy sensor. Meaning that you don't need to worry about recharging tablets or devices constantly, all the time as you would with a you know, a similar solution using something like like Wi-Fi or or cellular? Alright, so to moving on to the next solution. Many organizations also need to track assets inside buildings and the deep indoor penetration capabilities of Lora Wan makes this not just possible but an ideal solution for this type of use case. We have tech Telic and many of our partners in the lowland ecosystem have customers deploying indoor networks that need to reach sometimes difficult RF environment, difficult RF environments such as you know basements, parking garages. And Laura Wynn has really proven to be an ideal technology for these sort of hard to reach areas. Laura, when technology is often providing coverage in places like hospitals, retail environments, maybe high density office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, even like multi building campuses. So things like office parks, university campuses where oftentimes you're looking to light up a network both indoors and outdoors. And Laura Wynne is of course a a perfect technology. For this, one of the most notable benefits of Laura Wanas, as we've discussed, is its low power functionality. And this is especially important in the asset tracking use case, where it may not be feasible to frequently visit an asset that you're tracking to replace or recharge batteries. So in many larawan deployments, it's possible to achieve 10 plus years of battery life with a tracking device, which of course greatly minimizes your your operating costs and reduces the logistical complexity of of managing your network. Tectonics developed a comprehensive indoor asset tracking solution. Specifically, it's comprised of various BLE and Lorawan tracking devices such as our indoor sparrows tracker, our IP 67 Pelican Tracker, as well as our Pelican X Tracker, which is designed for harsh environments requiring Class 1 Dev 2 or ATEX protection. Technology has also developed a fully featured real-time location services or RTLS platform which we call locus, which helps our customers to essentially visualize, manage, locate and keep tabs on their most valuable assets. These devices are all equipped with accelerometers to accommodate event based startup, providing greater power efficiency, longer battery life as well as providing capabilities for asset utilization monitoring in addition to the traditional tracking. Of course, as I had mentioned, the solution is designed with the end user in mind as it should be deployed and operated very simply and just work. So with the battery life of 10 plus years, a Lorawan indoor asset tracking solution provides a low maintenance, low cost solution. Brings us to the final one here. So I'd like to discuss 1/3 use case here, which is really proven to be an ideal fit for Laura Wynn, which is our tundra solution from tectonic, which is a comprehensive cold room storage monitoring solution. It's ideal for the restaurant or supermarket environment, as well As for medical pharmaceutical storage and for temperature sensitive items that need to be monitored while they're in transit. Our customers are saving money, reducing waste by eliminating food and medication spoilage by having real time always on insight into temperature and humidity conditions of their storage chambers. It's capable of measuring down to minus 40 degrees, up to 60 degrees. And so we're able to support our customers in monitoring their most valuable cold storage assets. And of course, as mentioned, this solution has been designed with the deployer in mind to ensure it's simple to deploy and use and it just works. And again, in response to our customers challenges, we also have multiple variants of the device for diverse deployment environments. So maybe the device can't physically be placed inside of a cold storage chamber and it needs to be, you know, placed outside with a thermistor probe, you know, wired in. That's one option that you can do. The device provides very detailed insight into your cold chamber environment by providing rich analytics that can be leveraged for improved cooling practices, which of course reduces waste. It can provide early notification of, you know, maybe a door that's been left open or that your refrigeration equipment is is failing. And then finally, Laura, Laura, Wine solution here allows us to achieve optimal battery life, which is kind of become a theme you can achieve up to five year battery life. Meaning that there's no need to constantly recharge or replace batteries and a greatly reduced risk of spoiled goods or more importantly sick consumers which, which could be present stemming from, you know, missed alarms from a dead battery. So, so those are just, you know, three of the kind of smart buildings use cases that we offer here at Tech Telic. But as I mentioned, the lower wind technology is really a perfect technology for many different smart buildings use cases and so. And it's it's really sort of uncovered some some great problems that that we can solve with the technology. So I'd like to thank Laurel Lance for having me on this webinar and I'm gonna throw it back to you, Derek. Great. Thank you, Jack and thank you to all our speakers. And and what's really interesting for me about this webinar, on one hand you heard a lot of about Laura Wynne enabled products and solutions from our different members, but Jack made a really good point which it was also brought up with the other. Presenters is that? Wherever you are in your IO2 journey, whether it's, you know, enabling smart buildings for, you know compliance to provide better services to your constituents or the tenants in the building to improve the environment and the and that people experience in the building, it's these solutions that lower wine enabled. It's not just to create IT solutions for the sake of IT solutions. These Members clearly understand the journey that you're going through and to create. And offer real world solutions to solve real world problems that deliver real-world ROI. And again, to help you with wherever you're at. And and that's the thing we listen to this webinar, look at, go reach out to these members and other members within the lower alliance because they understand and they can help you. And and I think today's panelists really did an excellent job of showing that. So again, thank you all very much for your participation today. And present reminder again, send in your questions because we're coming up to the Q&A portion of our show and a little bit and also you can download the deck and the resources section on your screen. And also remember approximately 24 to 48 hours after this webinar concludes, you'll be able you and your colleagues will be able to download an on demand version of it. I would also like to say to make sure that you all are aware of Morwen live, our next member meeting and really exciting technical public day in San Francisco this October 11th to 13th. You can scan that QR code to register. You can go to our website, find out much more information as well on the event. You can reach out to me, Derek Wallace, Vice president marketing for the Laurel Lance, if you have any questions about that as well, but be there or be square because it's going to be a great event. And now we will hand over to or transition to the question answer section. So just give us a quick minute to go ahead and switch everything over and then we will take your questions and answer them. Thank you very much. OK, so let me first address the fact that Derek has magically transformed his look and his location. I am Byron B Miller. I'm the current lead of the smart building work group in the Lower Alliance and Derek kindly filled in for me and on an emergency basis. And so I've stepped in here to to wrap up with the Q and Q&A. So thanks for everybody that presented. We've got a few questions here from the audience which we'll get to. We have one here which is asking about Laurel land being useful in you know low power consumption use cases, which is correct given that buildings provide ample power sources. Do we still need the work of power consumption devices in these buildings? So I'll, I'll, I'll kind of address that to begin and if anybody wants to chime in they can. So I can think of three good reasons where you can't rely. On the fact that power might be available, firstly you know buildings are becoming much more flexible in their use and so you know space configurations change very frequently. So you, you know the location of a sensor now might not be the same optimal location in the future. So you know that that's that's one reason where a wireless low power connectivity that can run on batteries would be very valuable. You know power is expensive to run to, so if you're running power just specifically for a placement of a certain sensor, you know it could be much more economical to just put a battery operated device there. And in many cases you know power is not going to be conveniently available anyway. So think of a leak detector under a sink or under a dishwasher or, you know, in the basement of the building somewhere even, you know, desk occupancy sensors aren't always located easily near power. So, you know, there's a lot of reasons why even on, you know. Mentally available scenario. Battery powered devices would be useful. Anybody else have anything else they want to add from the the speaker line up here to that question? OK, so let's see. We have another question here regarding Laura Wan and security. And you know how the Laura Wand specification handles, you know, security concerns. Roman. You wanna take a a stab at answering that first? Yes, absolutely. So I think when it comes down to Laura, when's security, I think there's a multiple levels of security. I think we should like probably one of the elements of the security is that every device comes with a very unique encryption key that is actually part of a sentech chip. And these are the keys that actually being stored only, well the only provided to each renter that produces devices and then whoever you know makes them available to the end customer. To get them by secure matters and and and store it on the network level. So. Really from that point of view it's probably the strongest and then obviously it has encryption, the protocol right, you know between the device and the gateway, the gateway, the network server, so the standard Encryption 128. So really these two level of security is a pretty. I think I would say they're common for the IT applications, and the fact that each device has its own encryption keys is probably the most important. That's how we avoid making sure that devices cannot be. Poop. Right. OK. And and I would, I would own the comment that from a technology point of view a lot of land provides the same level of security as you would have for like MBT Kadam. And it's it's very important that people follow their instructions and follow the rules recommendations of the suppliers that produce the devices. And if you follow from that point of view that there shouldn't be really any concerns and in the last five years or six found we never had let's say even a single security. An infringement with our devices. Or the gate. Yes, yes. In fact, the the Law Alliance published a, A kind of informational paper a few years back called, you know, I can't remember the exact title, but you know the protocols secure, but implementation matters. And so, you know, what we've seen is that you know many times the most vulnerable part of the system is the actual, you know, physical access to hardware in some cases and that's, you know, really up to the gateway manufacturer of the device. Manufacturer to make sure that that that localized access is is secure because that's not something that protocol can really address. But I think you know you'll you'll find that Laura Wynn is a a secure and IT protocol is is anything else out there on the market. We do have a question from Kassem, quite a technical question regarding Class B operation and beaconing kesson. We're going to have to follow up with you directly after the webinar and and answer that question is that's quite a quite a detailed technical thing that I don't think we have anybody on the panel here who who can address that. So we just have really about 2 minutes left. We like to try and keep these things to it to about an hour. I guess I'll, you know, Andy, if you want, I'll address this to you. Any advice for anybody that you know is looking to see what kind of value they can get from their IT projects. You know, Laura Wynn obviously would be a big piece of that, but. You know other other protocols are involved in IT2, so any any advice for somebody looking to to see what value they can get out of implementing an IT project? Yeah I think that uh advice would be to uh when you look into it definitely consider some proof of concept or if you're a OEM some MVP, you know minimal viable product launches to figure out what you really want to do and to hone your your game a little bit. And you know, there's there's a lot of opportunities out there and. Of course, you can look at the Laura Alliance website for information about Laura, and then from our perspective object spectrum.com if you'd like to learn more about applications. Yeah, I think that what the feedback I get from most people in the market is that, you know. The most important thing is to get the right stakeholders involved in in projects and to clearly define your objective as part of the POC. You know, if if you just kind of collect data and you sit and all sit around the table and look at it without really understanding what you're trying to do, this you know you're not going to have much momentum or get much value out of a project. So those two things are something that I would advise people to to closely keep in mind. OK. So we're on the hour here. I am going to thank our panelists. Thank Derek for standing in for me here at the beginning of this webinar and appreciate all the audience and everybody that joined in. And of course the webinar will be available to watch on demand shortly in the future as well. Thank you to everybody. _1664903306037

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